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Reality check

My friend was taking his eight-year-old son to school last week in his SUV. Near the private school he attends are government-owned schools. Then he turned to his father and asked, “Daddy, these children walking to school, who attend public schools, do they live in houses?” My friend was stunned. His first thought was a sarcastic response: “No, they and their parents live under the bridges and on tree tops.” But he calmed down and explained to his son that they also live in houses like them. He explained further that attending public schools does not make them any less human or disadvantaged.

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A tale of two health systems

Citizen Adebayo Akinwunmi, 41, a Nigerian, was shot by armed robbers in his house, in Ogun State, near Lagos. He specifically requested his elder brother, Babatunde Akunwunmi, to take him to Reddington Hospital, where his company had a retainership. He probably took that decision to get prompt medical attention.

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Birthday musings

We have a saying in my place: “When will I get there? Before you know it, you are there.” Yesterday was my birthday and that marked another year into my 50th decade on earth. In the 70s, when my father started his 50th decade journey on earth, it looked like such an old age in my eyes.

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